Posted on April 24, 2013 - 07:26 AM
by Charlotte Boyer
Last week I sold a pueblo style home in the gated community of Oakland Estates in Albuquerque. Pueblo style architecture is common in New Mexico. The style has the appearance of traditional adobe construction, but most often more modern materials such as stucco, brick and concrete are used. Rounded corners, irregular parapets and thick, battered walls are used to simulate adobe. Walls are usually stuccoed and painted in earth tones. Roofs are flat. A common feature is the use of projecting wooden roof beams, also known as vigas, which often are decorative only and serve no structural purpose. Pueblo style architecture is also seen in public and commercial buildings such as the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque International Sunport.
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